Together we can stop it.
The STOP campaign was launched in 2010 as a rolling grass-roots campaign; based on a very simple premise that domestic abuse is common and everyone has a part to play in making it stop. It is very likely that we all know someone who has experienced domestic abuse. Whether you're a friend, a colleague, a member of a faith group, community group or student community, we can all do one thing to stop domestic abuse.
The campaign ran from 2010-2014 and produced champions, get savi graduates, faith group resources, networks, trade union leaflets, and over 1,000 people supported the campaign.
If you're interested in this campaign, search "Together We Can Stop It" in our search facility.
The stories behind the incidents
In 2012, we launched our winter campaign, under our Together We Can Stop It banner, looking at the stories behind the incidents – what domestic abuse really is and how it affects women, their families, and our communities.
Using women's real words, we created a series of sound recordings, which show the impact of domestic abuse, why women don't immediately leave, and the importance of support in helping women and their families move on from domestic abuse.
Stop revenge porn Scotland
In July 2013 we launched stop revenge porn Scotland, a new mini-site to start a public conversation about revenge porn; what it is, why is happens and how we can prevent it.
We asked people to reach out and send messages of support to victim survivors. Here's what they told us.
In 2015, the Scottish Government introduced legislation to criminalise those who share intimate images of ex-partners without their consent. The Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm Bill will create a specific offence for those engaging in so-called revenge porn. We have also seen legislative change in England and Wales, delivered training to senior civil servants and justice representatives, and we're still working hard to ensure women victimised in this way receive the support they need.
The creation of a new offence for the non-consensual sharing of intimate images means victims of this controlling and humiliating behaviour will be treated with utmost seriousness, and be given greater protection under the law.
The threat or the distribution of so-called revenge porn can be used to humiliate and control the victim, and should be treated as a form and tactic of domestic abuse. We hope that a new offence will give greater clarity to police and prosecutors and make it easier for perpetrators to be held to account for their abusive actions.
For more information on the campaign, visit our microsite
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Non-consensual sharing of intimate media (NCSIM) is a form of abuse
Facts & Figures
On one day in Scotland in 2014, 45 women and 25 children and young people asked for refuge accommodation, but Women's Aid groups were unable to find suitable spaces for 16 women and nine children and young people (SWA 2014)